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106-7450 lowland [sic] dr

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription93811
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1992
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
17 photographs : col. negative ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a two-storey commercial building located 7450 Lowland Drive. Tenant businesses visible in the photographs include Dura-Log and Kango.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1992
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
17 photographs : col. negative ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-059
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a two-storey commercial building located 7450 Lowland Drive. Tenant businesses visible in the photographs include Dura-Log and Kango.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial - Offices
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 92-346-B
Geographic Access
Lowland Drive
Street Address
7450 Lowland Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

5324 Thorne Ave

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Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 12, 1992
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
120 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an industrial property located at 5324 Thorne Avenue - an address than no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
June 12, 1992
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
120 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-047
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of an industrial property located at 5324 Thorne Avenue - an address than no longer exists.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 92-224-I
Note adhered to 622-047-001 print reads: "11 / The manufacturing plant [illegible], southwest from the northweast corner of the site".
Note adhered to 622-047-5 print reads: "17 / view south along the east side of the property from Thorne Avenue".
Note adhered to 622-047-9 print reads: "18 / The canopy at loading area and shed addition of the [illegible] and of the building".
Note adhered to 622-047-13 print reads: "19 / View of the interior of the building looking towards to west".
Note adhered to 622-047-17 print reads: "23 / view east across the site immediately south of the building".
Note adhered to 622-047-21 print reads: "22 / view looking north west twoards the south facade".
Note adhered to 622-047-25 print reads: "8 / The freestanding office building adjacent to Thorne Avenue and Wiggins Street".
Note adhered to 622-047-29 print reads: "9 / View of its front entr [sid] and the office building".
Note adhered to 622-047-33 reads: "10 / View west towards the office building from the main vehicle entr [sic] at Thorne Avenue".
Note adhered to 622-047-37 print reads: "14 / View east across the north yard area".
Note adhered to 622-047-41 print reads: "12 / View of the north facade looking south."
Note adhered to 622-047-45 print reads: "13 / View west across the north yard area".
Note adhered to 622-047-49 print reads: "20 / The [illegible] building".
Note adhered to 622-047-53 print reads: "26 / View northeast from the west property line".
Note adhered to 622-047-57 print reads: "21 / View looking northeast at the south facade".
Note adhered to 622-047-61 print reads: "16 / View north along the west side of the manufacturing building".
Note adhered to 622-047-65 print reads: "15 / View of the north west corner of the manufacturing building".
Note adhered to 622-047-69 print reads: "3 / View west along Thorne Avenue from the east side of the property".
Note adhered to 622-047-73 print reads: "25 / View north from the southeast corner of the property".
Note adhered to 622-047-77 print reads: "30 / View of the dock looking southeast from the property".
Note adhered to 622-047-81 print reads: "24 / View north from the southwest corner of the property".
Note adhered to 622-047-85 print reads: "27 / The barge dock at the southwest corner of the site".
Note adhered to 622-047-89 print reads: "29 / View east along the river front".
Note adhered to 622-047-93 print reads: "28 / View of the dolphins and mooring area".
Note adhered to 622-047-97 print reads: "4 / View west along [illegible] Avenue past the entrance to the north parking lot".
Note adhered to 622-047-101 print reads: "2 / View southwest from Thorne Avenue".
Note adhered to 622-047-105 print reads: "5 / View west across the north parking lot".
Note adhered to 622-047-113 print reads: "6 / View southeast from the north parking lot".
Photographer identified as "D.E."
Geographic Access
Thorne Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

5548 Marshland Ave

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94302
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 5548 Marshland Avenue - an address that no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-087
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 5548 Marshland Avenue - an address that no longer exists.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-023-B
Photographer identified as "K.D."
Geographic Access
Marshland Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

5744 Byrne Rd

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94345
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1993
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
51 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of commercial and undeveloped properties located in the Big Bend area, including 5744 Byrne Road, Lowland Drive, and 4853 Byrne Road.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1993
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
51 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-130
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of commercial and undeveloped properties located in the Big Bend area, including 5744 Byrne Road, Lowland Drive, and 4853 Byrne Road.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 95-285-B
Sticky note adhered to print of photograph 622-130-036 reads: "Lowland Drive"
Sticky note adhered to print of photograph 622-130-039 reads: "4853 Byrne"
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Byrne Road
Lowland Drive
Street Address
5744 Byrne Road
4853 Byrne Road
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

5820 S.E. Marine Dr. Burnaby

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94301
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
19 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the commercial property located at 5820 Marine Drive and along the 5800 block of Marine Drive.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
February 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
19 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-086
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of the commercial property located at 5820 Marine Drive and along the 5800 block of Marine Drive.
Subjects
Buildings - Industrial
Buildings - Commercial
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-015-B
Photographer identified as "K.H."
Geographic Access
Marine Drive
Street Address
5820 Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

8678 Greenall Ave

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94335
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of a property located at 8678 Greenal Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
April 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
25 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-120
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of a property located at 8678 Greenal Avenue.
Subjects
Geographic Features - Forests
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Young, Richard
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 95-171-B
Geographic Access
Greenall Avenue
Street Address
8678 Greenall Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

8855 Northbrook Court

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription93735
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
21 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property loacated at 8855 Northbrook Court. Construction equipment is visible in the distance.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1989
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
21 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-020
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property loacated at 8855 Northbrook Court. Construction equipment is visible in the distance.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Construction Tools and Equipment
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from original print envelope
File no. 89-037-B
Geographic Access
Northbrook Court
Street Address
8855 Northbrook Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

8885 Northbrook Crt

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94303
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
16 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a commercial building and parking lot located at 8885 Northbrook Court - an address that no longer exists.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
16 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-088
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of the exterior of a commercial building and parking lot located at 8885 Northbrook Court - an address that no longer exists.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-026-B
Geographic Access
Northbrook Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

8980 Fraserwood Crt

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94326
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 8980 Fraserwood Court. A Sutton Group real estate sign on the property advertises the site as the Fraserwood Corporate Centre with strata warehouse and office flex space. File also contains photographs of the commerical building adjacent to the si…
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
December 1994
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
24 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-111
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 8980 Fraserwood Court. A Sutton Group real estate sign on the property advertises the site as the Fraserwood Corporate Centre with strata warehouse and office flex space. File also contains photographs of the commerical building adjacent to the site.
Subjects
Land Clearing
Advertising Medium - Signs and Signboards
Buildings - Commercial
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 94-422-B
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Fraserwood Court
Street Address
8980 Fraserwood Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

8980 Fraserwood Crt

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94336
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
26 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm + 1 computer disk ; 14 x 14 cm
Scope and Content
Photographs of a two-storey commercial-industrial building being constructed. Building is located at 8980 Fraserwood Court.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
May 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
26 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm + 1 computer disk ; 14 x 14 cm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-121
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of a two-storey commercial-industrial building being constructed. Building is located at 8980 Fraserwood Court.
Subjects
Construction
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 95-174-B
Label on computer disk reads: "Larry Dubvil / Jobs 95 - 95174-B / 12-94 to [blank]
Photographer identified as "L.D."
Geographic Access
Fraserwood Court
Street Address
8980 Fraserwood Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

8988 Fraser [sic] Crt

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription94348
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Description Level
File
Physical Description
13 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 8988 Fraserton Court and the surrounding area.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 1995
Collection/Fonds
Grover, Elliott & Co. Ltd. fonds
Physical Description
13 photographs : col. negatives ; 35 mm
Description Level
File
Record No.
622-133
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-39
Scope and Content
Photographs of an undeveloped property located at 8988 Fraserton Court and the surrounding area.
Subjects
Buildings - Commercial
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Young, Richard
Notes
Transcribed title
Title transcribed from envelope photographs were originally housed in
File no. 95-310-B
Geographic Access
Fraserton Court
Street Address
8988 Fraserton Court
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Less detail

Actor Katey Wright

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription96348
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2003]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of actor Katey Wright posing with plants in the Mandeville Garden Centre as promotion for Wright's role in the Arts Club Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2003]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-2029
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of actor Katey Wright posing with plants in the Mandeville Garden Centre as promotion for Wright's role in the Arts Club Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors.
Subjects
Occupations - Actors
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Plants
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2003 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Katey Wright visits with some friendly plant life at Mandeville Garden Centre. The Burnaby actress is starring as Audrey, in the Arts Club Theatre's production of Little Shop of Horrors."
Geographic Access
Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
Less detail

Administration Building New Haven Borstal

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription93663
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 15, 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the administration building at the New Haven Borstal Institute. The photograph is taken from across the lawn, facing northwest. A man is looking into the window of the building on the left.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
January 15, 1978
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 12.5 x 17.5 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-620
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2017-57
Scope and Content
Photograph of the exterior of the administration building at the New Haven Borstal Institute. The photograph is taken from across the lawn, facing northwest. A man is looking into the window of the building on the left.
Subjects
Buildings - Public - Detention Facilities
Buildings - Schools
Buildings - Heritage
Government - Provincial Government
Names
New Haven Correctional Centre
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Surridge, Jack
Notes
Title taken from project information form
Accompanied by a project information form and 1 photograph (b&w negative ; 9.5 x 12.5 cm)
BPL no. 69
Street Address
4520 Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
Less detail

Aerial photograph of Timber Preservers Ltd.

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription34686
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1957
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 24.8 cm
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Timber Preservers Ltd. and the Fraser River at the foot of Trapp Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1957
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Photographs subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 20.2 x 24.8 cm
Description Level
Item
Record No.
095-001
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
Reproduce for fair dealing purposes only
Accession Number
BHS2007-04
Scope and Content
Aerial photograph of Timber Preservers Ltd. and the Fraser River at the foot of Trapp Avenue.
Subjects
Aerial Photographs
Geographic Features - Rivers
Names
Timber Preservers Limited
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Campbell Studios Limited
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Stamp and annotation on back of photograph reads, "Your Negative Number: 86/[7 or 4]0 / Re-orders any size always obtainable at Campbell Studio / 581 Granville Street, Vancouver, B.C."
Geographic Access
Trapp Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
Less detail

Aerial View of Chinese Market Gardens on Marine Drive

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/museumdescription4296
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
[between 1950 and 1959] (date of original), 2017 (date of duplication)
Collection/Fonds
Herbert Yee Law family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph is an aerial view looking south over the Chinese Market Gardens along Marine Drive in the Big Bend area of Burnaby.
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Herbert Yee Law family fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (jpg) : b&w
Scope and Content
Photograph is an aerial view looking south over the Chinese Market Gardens along Marine Drive in the Big Bend area of Burnaby.
Subjects
Agriculture - Crops
Agriculture - Farms
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Aerial Photographs
Names
Chinese Market Gardens
Geographic Access
Marine Drive
Accession Code
BV017.40.1
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Date
[between 1950 and 1959] (date of original), 2017 (date of duplication)
Media Type
Photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Scan Resolution
600
Scan Date
11/19/2017
Scale
100
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph.
Images
Less detail

A Family Farm

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Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Date
2020
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 sound recording (mp3) (00:13:57 min)
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part one in a series of three “Back to the Roots” podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part one is titled “A Family Farm”. The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Faculty of Land an…
Repository
Burnaby Village Museum
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Village Museum fonds
Series
UBC Partnership series
Subseries
Back to the Roots Podcast series - 2020 subseries
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 sound recording (mp3) (00:13:57 min)
Material Details
Podcasts hosts: Rose Wu; Wei Yan Yeong Persons from recorded extracts: Denise Fong; Josephine Chow Music: prod. riddiman Podcast Date: October 2020 Total Number of tracks: 1 Total Length of all tracks: 00:13:57 min Photograph info: Store front of Way Sang Yuen Wat Kee & Co in Victoria, B.C., 1975. BV017.7.191
Scope and Content
Item consists of a recording of part one in a series of three “Back to the Roots” podcasts about the history of Chinese-Canadian farming in Burnaby and the lower mainland. Part one is titled “A Family Farm”. The podcasts were created by students Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong from the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia Faculty and while student interns at Burnaby Village Museum. In this series the students connect their knowledge of food systems to their shared Chinese heritage in order to discover how Chinese Canadian history is rooted in their local food systems. 00:00-02:21 The podcast opens with Wei Yan Yeong and Rose Wu introducing themselves and their topic- the Chinese Canadian experience in Burnaby and the people who have made important contributions to the city’s development. “A Family Farm” talks about Chinese-owned businesses which are family run. “The family-oriented nature of Chinese-owned businesses also extend to many of the early (and current) Chinese-owned farms in the Burnaby Big Bend area. When Chinese men first began farming in BC in the 1860s, a lot of them worked as labourers because they weren’t allowed to own land. After World War II many of these farmers were allowed to purchase lots, thanks to the Veterans Land Grant. These grants allowed returning veterans to purchase small parcels of land with government loans. Eventually, these men would start families on the farm, and many Chinese-owned farms became family-operated businesses where every member, male, female, child, and extended relatives were enlisted to work the grounds. And it was hard work, often from dawn to dusk, 6-7 days a week.” 02:23 – 07:50 This portion includes excerpts from Oral History interview with Josephine Chow (nee Hong) of Hop On Farms in the Burnaby Big Bend area. The interview was conducted by Burnaby Village Museum researcher Denise Fong. Josephine recalls growing up on the family farm with her six siblings. She tells of how the family pulled together money to purchase twelve acres along Marine Drive in 1951, her family’s background, daily life on the farm , responsibilities on the farm for her and her siblings and of how her mother had to balance working on the farm and providing for a family of ten to twelve people. 07:51 – 08:10 In this portion, hosts comment and reflect on their own experiences. “While it’s likely that a lot of this was done out of necessity and not being able to afford additional paid labourers, having grown up in Chinese households ourselves, we can definitely understand the rationale for these family-operated businesses and how it connects back to the Chinese understanding of family and kinship.” 08:11 – 09:06 In this portion, Rose and Wei provide information on the roots of the Chinese character for family “jia” in mandarin or “gah” in Cantonese. They explain that the term family is composed of two parts: the upper element is like a roof, symbolizing shelter, and the bottom part represents a pig which symbolizes food, whereby the Chinese character for family represents that of a farm. They provide a quote from the writings of Francois de Martin-Donos “In ancient China, the farm is an enterprise, a shelter that insures one food and work. The farm is a place to rely on, but in return, needs to be maintained, including a set of responsibilities. In other words, “family” is the insurance of a stable life.” 09:07 – 10:27 In this portion, the hosts speak about how traditional Chinese thought is heavily influenced by the teachings of Confucius and Confucius philosophy. They explain how Confucius emphasized five sets of human relationships that form the basis for society: ruler and minister, husband and wife, parents and child, sibling and sibling, friend and friend. Of these five, three are familial relationships also known as Filial piety – the respect and care for one’s familial superiors (such as parents, elders, and ancestors). They speak of how this is one of Confucianism’s main teachings and in this respect caring for family members is seen as a moral obligation. In China housing arrangements are in the form of siheyuan”s — a type of residence that featured a courtyard surrounded on all four sides with buildings. These traditionally housed one large extended family if they were wealthy enough. 10:28 – 13:08 In this portion, hosts provide further information on Josephine Chow’s family experience working and living on the “Hop On” family farm through the decades. An excerpt from the interview with Josephine Chow conducted by Denise Fong is included. In this excerpt, Josephine reflects on her past experiences on the farm and her present day experiences of her siblings running the farm. 13:09 -13:56 Final summary, credits and acknowledgements.
History
Podcast hosts, Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong are University of British Columbia students in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and student interns at Burnaby Village Museum.
Creator
Burnaby Village Museum
Subjects
Persons - Chinese Canadians
Agriculture - Farms
Agriculture
Gardens - Market Gardens
Social Issues - Discrimination
Social Issues - Racism
Names
Fong, Denise
Responsibility
Wu, Rose
Yeong, Wei Yan
Geographic Access
Marine Drive
Accession Code
BV020.28.3
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
No known restrictions
Date
2020
Media Type
Sound Recording
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Related Material
BV020.28.4; BV020.28.5
Notes
Title based contents of sound recording
See also Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong February 7, 2020 - BV020.6.1
Compilation of Research Resources used by authors Rose Wu and Wei Yan Yeong include:
Why is family important in China? https://medium.com/@francois_dmd/why-is-family-so-important-in-china-1617b13a67
Burnaby Village Museum - Interview with Josephine Chow by Denise Fong Feb. 7, 2020. BV020.6.1 https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/permalink/museumsoundrecording12337
Covered Roots: The History of Vancouver's Chinese Farms https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4WHS2Uf3JU
Burnaby Village Museum Shares Chinese-Canadian Farming History This Summer https://westcoastfood.ca/burnaby-village-museum-shares-chinese-canadian-farming-history-this-summer/
Chinese Market Gardeners in the City of Burnaby BC Continue to Practice Urban Agriculture https://cityfarmer.info/chinese-market-gardeners-in-the-city-of-burnaby-bc-continue-to-practice-urban-agriculture/
Chinese Market Gardening in BC https://www.bcfoodhistory.ca/chinese-market-gardening-bc/
Images
Audio Tracks
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Alan Reid at GardenWorks

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription96217
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2006]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alan Reid, horticulturalist for GardenWorks, holding up a celandie (common buttercup) toward the camera as an example of an alternative plant to grass for lawns. Reid is surrounded by other potted plants sitting on the ground.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
[2006]
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby NewsLeader photograph collection
Physical Description
1 photograph (tiff) : col.
Description Level
Item
Record No.
535-1909
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2018-12
Scope and Content
Photograph of Alan Reid, horticulturalist for GardenWorks, holding up a celandie (common buttercup) toward the camera as an example of an alternative plant to grass for lawns. Reid is surrounded by other potted plants sitting on the ground.
Subjects
Gardens
Plants - Flowers
Buildings - Commercial - Stores
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Bartel, Mario
Notes
Title based on caption
Collected by editorial for use in a February 2006 issue of the Burnaby NewsLeader
Caption from metadata: "Alan Reid, the horticulturalist for Gardenworks, says low-maintenance plants that grow well in average soil, like the celandie, or common buttercup, heuchera, angelica and begenia, are good alternatives to a traditional grass lawn. He's giving a talk on alternative to lawns on March 1."
Geographic Access
Marine Drive
Street Address
4746 Marine Drive
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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Arnold Rypdal

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription36846
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.6 cm print
Scope and Content
Photograph of Arnold Rypdal his dog, Molly, with some type of game.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
1930 (date of original), copied 1992
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Historical Society fonds
Series
Community Archives Collection series
Subseries
Burnaby Centennial Anthology subseries
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 8.7 x 12.6 cm print
Description Level
Item
Record No.
315-304
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
BHS1994-04
Scope and Content
Photograph of Arnold Rypdal his dog, Molly, with some type of game.
Subjects
Animals - Dogs
Armament - Firearms
Recreational Activities - Hunting
Names
Rypdal, Arnold
Media Type
Photograph
Notes
Title based on contents of photograph
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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Barn near Meadow Avenue

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/archivedescription79687
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 23, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Description Level
Item
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a boat inside an old barn near Meadow Avenue and 10th Avenue.
Repository
City of Burnaby Archives
Date
September 23, 1976
Collection/Fonds
Burnaby Public Library Contemporary Visual Archive Project
Physical Description
1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 16 cm mounted on cardboard
Description Level
Item
Record No.
556-383
Access Restriction
No restrictions
Reproduction Restriction
May be restricted by third party rights
Accession Number
2013-13
Scope and Content
Photograph shows a boat inside an old barn near Meadow Avenue and 10th Avenue.
Subjects
Buildings - Agricultural - Barns
Transportation - Boats
Media Type
Photograph
Photographer
Campbell, Peg
Notes
Scope note taken directly from BPL photograph description.
1 b&w copy negative : 10 x 12.5 cm accompanying
Geographic Access
Meadow Avenue
10th Avenue
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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BCER Eburne Line

https://search.heritageburnaby.ca/link/landmark771
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1909
Repository
Burnaby Heritage Planning
Associated Dates
1909
Heritage Value
In 1908, construction began on the British Columbia Electric Railway Eburne tramline which was to connect Eburne (now known as Marpole) with New Westminster. It opened on September 15, 1909 and its tracks were built across the bog of the Fraser Arm district with little regard to the fact that virtually no one lived there. However, within one year an hourly passenger service, a milk train and three-times weekly freight service used this level fast-running connector. With the completion of the Chilliwack interurban line and various other steam railroads which were funnelled onto this line it became one of the most important industrial freight lines in the Lower Mainland.
Historic Neighbourhood
Fraser Arm (Historic Neighbourhood)
Planning Study Area
Big Bend Area
Images
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